Las Vegas, Nevada—Scott Douglas made a big statement at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the first race weekend of the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series season. Douglas, who competes in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL, was planning to be a spectator, but with the largest Pro 4 Unlimited field ever on hand, including all the top teams and drivers, the veteran couldn’t resist the chance to race. With just minutes to go in qualifying and no practice on the new race track, Scott Douglas rolled the AMSOIL Kumho Ford F-150 off the transporter and shocked everyone with the third fastest time of the huge 19 truck field.
Starting third on the grid in round one, Douglas blasted into the lead on the first lap and held the number one spot through the manditory yellow restart and all the way to the checkerd flag. With a skelton crew led by crew chief Jason Schampers, Douglas started sixth on the grid for Sunday’s round 2 Pro 4 Unlimited race. Scott was able to run down all but one truck by the end of the race, finishing second. “This was just a great weekend – the racing was fast and clean, and the talent on the race track was just phenonminal – it was a lot of fun,” commented Douglas after the race.The first and second place finishes put Douglas and the AMSOIL Kumho team in the points lead with 99 points after two rounds of racing.